Transport

Transport planning is key to unlocking the potential and value of any new development within the built environment especially the opportunities around masterplanning the cities of the future. It is also key to re-creating thriving economies and communities when focusing on regeneration of existing urban environments in the UK and worldwide.

Imaginatively planned and environmentally executed transport hubs, marine ports, road networks, railway networks, rivers and canals contribute to creating community ‘wholeness’. They link communities to the outside world, create vital routes for commercial interchange and provide access and flow within public spaces linking to local transport interchanges.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary infrastructure team the transport planning consultancy offers a wide range of planning and traffic engineering services to private and public sector clients. We have completed many prestige projects in the UK and around the world. Our main areas of work include masterplanning, transportation studies and assessments, local transport planning, parking studies, development of trip and parking manuals  and network capacity assessments. Our team brings multi-skilled expertise to such challenges as the integration of new transport innovations  into the existing network, traffic management and utility diversions.

To deliver reductions in carbon emissions the Buro Happold transport consultancy is particularly focused on encouraging the development of efficient public access transport hubs,  the adoption of more sustainable modes of travel and the promotion of planning that reduces the need for travel.

Additionally to make roads safer for the travelling public and for commercial usage we employ comprehensive safety auditing and remedial engineering.

Cutty Sark
Buro Happold

News

21/11/2013

Buro Happold has won three categories and was shortlisted for a further two at the recent Structural Awards held in London.  The prestigious awards recognise excellence in structural engineering from around the world. Over...

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Happold Consulting

Project

04/04/2013

Working closely with architects SOM and our colleagues based in the UK, USA and China, our team prepared a detailed economic strategy to support a concept masterplan for the proposed JingJin New Economic City.

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ARTIC thumbail
Buro Happold

Project

10/01/2012

Buro Happold, along with HOK and Parsons Brinkerhoff, are designing the major new transit center in downtown Anaheim that’s envisioned as a hub for California’s future high-speed rail network, as well as for Amtrak, commuter rail and other regional transit lines. The station will accommodate passenger arrivals, departures and transfers with supporting retail, restaurants and passenger services within the building. Buro Happold is providing MEP engineering, complete enclosure and facade rationalization, BIM modeling, energy modeling, daylighting, lighting simulation, and sustainability and LEED consultancy.

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Buro Happold

Project

05/05/2011

Buro Happold has concluded the first phase of Wembley Infrastructure (Phase One). We have been involved in the project since 2002 starting with a single project that has evolved into the company providing a wide cross-section of our services to find the right solutions to a series of challenging design issues.

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Buro Happold

Event

03/04/2014

Sanjeev Tankha, a facades leader based in Buro Happold's Los Angeles office, will present Introduction to ARTIC as part of AIA Orange County's COTE Lecture Series. Alongside HOK's Ernest...

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Kate Ascher
Buro Happold

News

26/03/2014

Kate Ascher, who is a Principal and leads the US practice of Happold Consulting, was recently published in the New York Times for her article on raising the Bayonne Bridge Roadway that connects Staten Island and Bayonne,...

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Happold Consulting

News

14/03/2014

On 20 March, the final conference of the BeMobility 2.0 project took place. The Innovation Centre for Mobility and Societal Change (InnoZ) was inviting sponsors and...

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News

12/03/2014

Buro Happold is pleased to congratulate the Plenary Group on reaching financial close for the US36 project.Buro Happold originally supported the Plenary Group in 2012 and 2013, with this phase

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Haramain High Speed Rail
Buro Happold

News

19/02/2014

Buro Happold has been involved in nine of the 25 biggest construction projects across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. The multitude of Buro Happold projects featured on the list is testament to the Gulf region a

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Buro Happold

Project

29/01/2014

Designed by FOROOM architects, the new Piotrkowska Street tram stop is a striking and elegant addition to the historical city centre of Łódź. Conceived as a steel structure featuring an intricate geometry and incorporating a roof constructed from panels of coloured glass, an innovative engineering solution was required to bring the plan to life.

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Park Russia: Central Hub - Image copyright FCBStudios
Buro Happold

News

16/01/2014

The Cushman & Wakefield consortium announces that it has been selected as the winner of the contest organised by the Russia Geographic Society and Moscow Region Government for the Masterplan and Business Strategy for t

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Communications and Intellectual Capital
Buro Happold

Blog

18/12/2013

In December 2013 the UK Government published its latest National Infrastructure Plan, and in response we're posting a series of blogs which highlight those aspects that caught our attention. In our third blog we look at wh

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Air UK – the hub of the debate?
Buro Happold

News

18/12/2013

Even with the Davis Commission there is a major question the UK still seems unable to face up to; do we need a large hub airport in the UK to remain appropriately connected to the rest of the world? The general consensus

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A problem and a solution that affects us all. Or does it?
Buro Happold

Blog

18/12/2013

It’s difficult to know which is the best solution for the UK and London; a Boris Island hub or the proposed incremental distribution of airports option.  It’s currently hard to clearly hear the facts that outli

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Buro Happold

Blog

17/12/2013

Does the UK need a new large hub airport? Or can we achieve an acceptable level of global connectivity by increasing the number of runways spread across existing UK locations such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and some

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Philip Bates
Buro Happold

Blog

10/12/2013

Last week the UK Government published its latest National Infrastructure Plan, and to celebrate the event we will be posting a series of blogs on different aspects of the plan. The aim is not to provide a definitive summary...

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Happold Consulting

News

04/12/2013

In a recent article published on CNN, Happold Consulting's Kate Ascher discusses how technology may hold the key to improve safety for the USA's train systems. To read the full article, click <link...

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Y magazine - Issue two
Buro Happold

News

02/12/2013

What image do you conjure up in your mind if we say the word ‘engineer’ to you? Stereotypical responses cover anything from a backroom geek or hands-on practitioner, to dashing larger than life orchestrators of the great leaps...

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Happold Consulting

News

29/11/2013

This November Jochen Rabe and Thomas Kraubitz from Happold Consulting presented the regional development plan for Russia's Kama Tri-City region in Berezniki, to representatives of the federal and regional governments. The...

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St Giles Circus
Buro Happold

Project

13/11/2013

The St Giles Circus development is situated around Denmark Street, famous as London’s ‘tin pan alley’, home to specialist music shops and the location of numerous culturally important historic music events. The demolition of...

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Baakenhafen Bridge
Buro Happold

Video

08/11/2013

Working alongside HafenCity GmbH and Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Buro Happold delivered the elegant and innovative Baakenhafen Bridge.

Philip Bates
Buro Happold

Blog

25/09/2013

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has estimated US$53 trillion of investment is required globally in transport infrastructure and services to meet demand over the coming decades. While there’s...

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Buro Happold

Blog

21/08/2013

In 2009 I gave an interview to Local Transport Today (LTT) under the heading “HSR could be an answer but are we asking the right question?” Well, the situation in 2013 looks both different and depressingly similar. For those who...

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Buro Happold

Blog

05/08/2013

For those unfamiliar with the acronym, 3BL stands for the Triple Bottom Line (or people, planet and profit). It captures a spectrum of values and criteria for measuring success: economic, ecological, and social. ...

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De Vere Gardens
Happold Consulting

Blog

15/07/2013

Last month UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s spending review speech mentioned the word infrastructure seven times, whilst investment in housing was touched on only once. The interesting point is the...

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Buro Happold

Blog

12/07/2013

Ramadan started in the Middle East on Wednesday (10th July) after the moon sighting committee had spotted the crescent moon and it will last for 29 or...

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Buro Happold

Blog

05/07/2013

Transport infrastructure has probably not been so high on the UK’s political agenda since the heady days of Canal and Railway mania in the mid to late 19th century. So it was perhaps no surprise to see the headline in the...

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Happold Consulting

Project

19/06/2013

Consideration of the efficiency of energy use at the city-scale can present budget constrained cities with a significant opportunity to respond to their energy needs without sacrificing their development priorities. The World Bank’s Energy Sector Management and Assistance Programme recognised that for city authorities to successfully identify appropriate and feasible energy efficiency interventions, they need new and practical tools that inform the underpinning decision-making processes. Looking to catalyse more rapid understanding of city-scale energy use issues and appropriate responses, the World Bank commissioned Happold Consulting to develop a Tool for Rapid Assessment of City Energy (TRACE).

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Happold Consulting

Project

15/11/2012

Ad’Diriyyah represents a series of stunning historic oasis settlements situated in Wadi Hanifah, itself an area of outstanding natural beauty, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s capital city, Riyadh. The site is both the location for the founding of modern Saudi Arabia as well as the birth of the Wahab school of Islam (the “Oneness Movement”).

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Happold Consulting

Project

15/11/2012

Jeddah is facing the challenge of sustainably managing its growth for the coming 20 years. During this period, the city will be required to create nearly 1.2 million new jobs and develop around 50,000 new homes per every year.

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Buro Happold

Project

26/09/2011

Stratford Town City Link was a proposal for a new state of the art pedestrian bridge over a railway that links Stratford station in east London to a new shopping complex developed by Westfield.

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Transbay Transit Center Thumbnail
Buro Happold

Project

05/05/2011

San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center will sit as a multi-modal transit hub linking bus, rail and light rail systems within the west coast state of California. It will provide the terminus for the future California High Speed...

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Sector Director

Buro Happold

Gerry Prodohl

Director